ill-humored
ill-humored ill-humored ill-humoured ill-humouredadj. ill-natured; having a sour, disagreeable, or surly disposition. Opposite of {good-natured}.

Syn: crusty, curmudgeonly, gruff. [WordNet 1.5 +PJC]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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